BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Nursing

Key information

Course Leader: Theresa Titchener

Level: 6

Start date: Semester A - The semester B intake for this programme will commence with an induction week starting on the 4 January 2022 2021

Mode of delivery: Full time, Semester A or B entry point, normally completed in 1 year. Part time, Semester A or B entry point, normally completed in 2 years.

School: Health & Social Work

Entry Requirements

If you are studying the part time route please ensure you select years 1 and 2.  Once you select year 1 you then can 'search for another' - please go back and select year 2.

 

BSc(Hons) Specialist Community Nursing – Community Children’s Nursing/ Community District Nursing/General Practice Nursing

Please note there will be a compulsory full week induction will take place from 9-5pm on Monday 5th to Friday 9th September 2022

Please ensure you select and apply for the correct course and level, failure to do so will impact on your registration and may delay your access to the course, if you are unsure please contact the Programme Lead or CPD Admissions.

 

About this Course

The BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Nursing course will give you specialist skills and knowledge in community nursing in the areas of health needs assessment, clinical practice, care and programme management and clinical practice leadership.  The course is designed to enable practitioners to adopt a strategic approach to specialist community nursing care, enabling you to work effectively with individuals, families, groups and communities and other disciplines and agencies.

 

This course is suitable for all registered nurses who would wish to achieve registration with the Nursing Midwifery Council as a Specialist Community Nurse in either Community Children’s Nursing, Community District Nursing or General Practice Nursing.

 

Where local arrangements allow, you may also exit the award with a Nurse Independent Prescribing (V300) or Nurse Prescribing (V100) Award.

 

Why Choose this Course?

  • You will learn leadership skills and effectively contribute to the current health policy agenda within your specialist practice area.

 

  • You will experience a wide variety of learning styles which will develop your capacity for self-directed study and interpersonal skills.

 

  • The course combines on campus learning at the University with hands on experience in a practice environment, with an equal allocation of practice and theory hours.

 

Entry Requirements

It is suitable for all registered nurses who want to achieve registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Specialist Community Nurse. 

The normal entry requirements for the BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Nursing course are:

120 academic credits at level 5 or equivalent (arrangements exist for the accreditation of prior certificated and/or experiential learning).

All applicants are required to demonstrate effective registration on Part 1 the NMC register.

 You also need to have access to an appropriate specialist community practice placement with a practice supervisor and practice assessor for the duration of your studies on the course. This is normally provided through the sponsoring employer.

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency. The following qualifications and grades will be considered:

GCSE English language grade A-C

IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band)

If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English and foundation courses can help you to achieve this level.

 

Course Structure

The BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Nursing course can be taken in full or part-time module and is modular in structure. You can choose to study for standalone modules only or gain credits towards a Bachelor’s degree. If you choose to study towards a BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Nursing degree you need to collect 120 credits and the successful achievement of all designated practice competencies.

 

Community District Nursing

As a Community District Nurse you play a crucial role in the primary healthcare team. They visit people in their own homes or in residential care homes, providing increasingly complex care for patients and supporting family members.  As well as providing direct patient care, you'll have a teaching and support role, working with patients to enable them to care for themselves or with family members teaching them how to give care to their relatives. You will play a vital role in keeping hospital admissions and readmissions to a minimum and ensuring that patients can return to their own homes as soon as possible. 

Your qualification is recorded with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.  

 

Community Children’s Nursing

As a Community Children’s Nurse you will provide a high level of specialist care to sick children and young people with complex health needs in the community setting. As well as providing direct care, you will provide support to parents and families, which may include teaching of specific care required to maintain the child at home whenever it is safe to do so.  You will also be expected to work in partnership and liaise with the multi-disciplinary/multi-agency team.

Your qualification is recorded with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.  

 

General Practice Nurse

As a General Practice Nurse you will work in GP surgeries as part of the primary healthcare team, which might include doctors, pharmacists and dieticians. In larger practices, you might be one of several practice nurses sharing duties and responsibilities. In others, you might be working on your own, taking on many roles.  The overall scope of your role will depend on the needs of the employer.

Your qualification is recorded with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. 

 

Teaching Methods

 

Emphasise is placed on the importance of structured research: well-prepared written and verbal presentations and computer literacy. Alongside elements of standard lectures, seminars, tutorials and laboratories, you also learn through case studies, individual and group projects and other student-centred activities.  Modules are assessed by a variety of methods for example essays, presentations, reports, posters and practical examinations.

 

Prerequisites

If you are studying the part time route please ensure you select years 1 and 2.  Once you select year 1 you then can 'search for another' - please go back and select year 2.

 

Level

6

Credits

120

Course Leader

Theresa Titchener

Start date

Semester A - The semester B intake for this programme will commence with an induction week starting on the 4 January 2022 2021

Mode of delivery

Full time, Semester A or B entry point, normally completed in 1 year. Part time, Semester A or B entry point, normally completed in 2 years.

Faculty

Health & Social Work

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